May 22nd 2015

An Invisible Hand

@ David Weinberg Photography

300 West Superior, Chicago IL

Opening Friday, May 22nd, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, July 25th

The Sargent Shriver Nation Center on Poverty Law and David Weinberg Photography invite you to our upcoming exhibition, An Invisible Hand. Curated in collaboration with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, An Invisible Hand attempts to unpack the many diverse experiences of poverty. In presenting an eclectic collection of photographs, sculpture, moving image and sound, this group show looks to study the topic of poverty through the many different lenses that the Shriver Center addresses the issue in their advocacy and policy work. While the artist’s hand may not always be apparent in each artwork in a traditional sense, the marks they make on culture and society are quite clear. These artists are mark makers by way of documentation, protest, and radical community engagement, forever working to dismantle the stereotypes, myths and clichés of the media’s image of poverty.

An Invisible Hand features the work of Chicago-based artists 96 Acres, Patricia Evans, Lisa Lindvay, Jeremiah Jones, Dave Jordano, Billy McGuinness, John Preus, David Schalliol and Lisa Vinebaum.

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96 Acres is a series of community-engaged, site-responsive art projects that involve community stakeholders’ ideas about social and restorative justice issues, and that examine the impact of incarceration at the Cook County Jail on Chicago’s West Side. 96 Acres uses multi-disciplinary practices to explore the social and political implications of incarceration on communities of color. Through creative processes and coalition building, 96 Acres aims to generate alternative narratives reflecting on power and responsibility by presenting insightful and informed collective responses for the transformation of a space that occupies 96 acres, but has a much larger reaching outcome. For more information:

Patricia Evans is a photographer based in Chicago. She has exhibited and published widely. Her work includes photo essays on Gypsy families in France and storefront churches on the South Side of Chicago. From 1999 to 2006, she documented the construction of Millennium Park, while at the same time documenting the final years of high-rise public housing in Chicago.

Jeremiah Jones is an artist, whose work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Hyde Park Art Center, The Brooklyn Museum as well as numerous independent art spaces in LA, New York, Chicago and internationally. He holds a BA from the Evergreen State College, and an M.F.A. from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Jeremiah creates objects and videos which explore the complex histories, landscapes and relationships which form our world. His current work is to be exhibited at Hyde Park Art Center in Fall of 2015.

Dave Jordano was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1948. He received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in 1974. In 1977 he established a successful commercial photography studio in Chicago, IL, shooting major print campaigns for national advertising agencies. Jordano has had solo shows both nationally and internationally and his work is included in the permanent collection of several private, corporate, and museum institutions, most notably the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Detroit Historical Museum, The Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, the Harris Bank Collection, and the Federal Reserve Bank. His most recent book, published by the Center for American Places at Columbia College, Chicago titled, “Articles of Faith, Small African-American Community Churches of Chicago”, was released in April 2009. His current project titled, “Detroit: Unbroken Down” documents the cultural and societal changes of his hometown of Detroit and will be published by PowerHouse Books in the fall of 2015. Dave Jordano currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Lisa Lindvay was born in 1983 in Erie, Pennsylvania. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago (2009) and BFA in Applied Media Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (2005). She has exhibited at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; Hyde Park Art Center; John Michael Kohler Arts Center; and Turner Contemporary in London; among others. Her photographs are included in the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s permanent collection as well as various private collections. She is the recipient of the 3Arts Artist Award (2011) and Chicago Artadia Award (2012).

Billy McGuinness is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited and/or performed at numerous locations around the city, most notably the Jane Addams Hull House Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In 2014, he had a solo exhibition at Illinois State University Galleries and was an artist in residence at ACRE in Steuben, WI. He received his BA from the film school at UCLA and his MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he currently teaches in the Photography Department.
John Preus (rhymes with choice) (b.1971) (MFA-University of Chicago. BA-Gustavus Adolphus College) is a Chicago-based trans-disciplinary artist, designer and furniture-maker. Preus founded Dilettante Studios in 2010, co- founded SHoP with Laura Shaeffer (2011), and Material Exchange with Sara Black (2005), and was the creative director of the Rebuild Foundation shop until 2012, and project lead for Theaster Gates’ 12 Ballads for Huguenot House, at Documenta 13. Preus was the Jackman-Goldwasser resident at the Hyde Park Art Center leading up to his solo exhibition, The Beast, a 2014 Efroymson Fellow in sculpture and installation, this year’s first place winner of the Maker grant, and has also received funding from the Illinois Arts Council, and the Propeller Fund.

David Schalliol is a PhD candidate in The University of Chicago’s Department of Sociology who explores the transformation of urban centers through mixed-methodology projects. His writing and photographs have appeared in such publications as Design Observer, The New York Times, and The American Sociologist, as well as in numerous exhibitions, including the Belfast Photo Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers Project. The Japanese publisher Utakatado released his first book, Isolated Building Studies, in 2014. He is currently making an ethnographic film about the displacement of more than 400 families on Chicago’s South Side.

Lisa Vinebaum is an interdisciplinary artist, critical writer, and educator. She holds a PhD in Art from Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), an MA in Textiles also from Goldsmiths, and a BFA from Concordia University in Montréal (Québec). Her work has been exhibited and performed internationally, at Performance Studies International 19, Open Engagement: Art & Social Practice, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Nuit Blanche Montréal, the Centre Pompidou, the UCLA Hammer Museum, the European Media Art Festival, and in New York City in collaboration with Grace Exhibition and Performance Space. She is an Assistant Professor in the department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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